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late-night storms brought heavy rainfall and flooded streets in the valley. sherry explains if we'll see round two later today.. in your weather now forecast. ((michelle mortensen)) >> plus -- back to school travel safety. what parents need to know.. if your child uses the bus to get to school. ((brian loftus)) >> and, getting a firsthand look at the flood damage. the trip the president is making today... to asses louisiana's catastrophic flood areas. ((michelle mortensen)) valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((michelle mortensen)) good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm michelle mortensen in for kirsten. brian loftus >> and i'm brian loftus. sherry swensk >> and i'm sherry swensk.
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those storms were fierce over the northeast side of town especially... but everyone got a taste of the lightning and even some rain... hail and gusty
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we could still see a shower before this area of low pressure completely moves out today. ........ there is still plenty of moisture out there and a little trailing energy to trigger a shower or even a thunderstorm early this morning then getting on with some sunshine this afternoon. ............ humidity is very high and away, but the humidity will not disappear that quickly. ....... temps would feel really cool - in the low 70s right now - if the air was dry. ........... the storms that clobbered the northeast side of town dropped more than an inch-and-a-half of rain in about a half hour last night.
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.............. the low will pull away today, but outflow from afternoon storms could trigger late-day storms again after 5 pm and we might be seeing more evening storms in and near the valley. ((sherry swensk)) demetria, how are the roads doing? ((demetria obilor)) up in north las vegas, traffic looks pretty good. there are no slow downs on i-15 and
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down on the north end of the strip, there are lane restrictions for a county project. up next, i want to tell you about a project starting today that will impact anyone who takes decatur between bonanza and vegas. in less than a week... hundreds o will be headed back to school... and safety advocates want you to be careful. ((michelle mortensen)) >> pedestrian deaths are on the rise... 35-percent higher than the same time last year. 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live outside western high school... with some tips to make sure the school year gets off to a safe start. good morning michael? ((michael stevens)) >> beginning august 22nd, advocates for children getting safely to school and home, will work together to highlight the rules
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to school. the schedule includes: monday: las vegas indoor sports, 3055 valley view , 89102: bike safety. join lead agency look out, kids about, the rtc bike program, safe routes to school, nhp and kids from the neighborhd bike safety and instruction, as well as getting back to school supplies from councilwoman lois tarkanian and free bike helmets from nevada
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school front lot at decatur and bonanza: bus safety. no bussing for magnet school students is added to the restrictions for who can be bussed to school this year, as a result, more students will take the rtc bus and not the school bus. we will be joined by ccsd transportation, rtc transit and state education/ transportation for an overview of safety in and around the bus. we had a child die last year in the bus area, this is a serious subject. tenaya, 89128: teen driver safety. there are many ways to travel to school, but the most dangerous one is in a vehicle driven by a teenager. join law enforcement, umc trauma staff, driver's edge founder jeff payne and the zero teen fatalities program to discuss best tips for young drivers and for parents who rely
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thursday: crosswalk at boulder highway and sun valley: pedestrian safety. enforcement from ccsd police, lvmpd and nhp will join together to enforce right of way on this mean street, as a reminder that drivers need to get in the habit of looking for kids on the sidewalk getting ready to cross. we will discuss injuries and fatalities, how they happen and how to prevent them as parents. we will also discuss new laws in school zones and potential laws in 2017 legislative session. friday: gene ward elementary: 1555 e. hacienda ave 89119 seat belts & osters. o many children ride improperly restrained for their age, and the best practice is far older than the current nevada law. senator joyce woodhouse to discuss pending legislation to cover our vulnerable children as well as safe kids clark county, community ambulance, umc trauma and law enforcement. safe kids will be distributing and fitting 5 dozen seats to families in attendance with children who don't meet the best practice for riding in a booster seat. ((michelle mortensen)) >> michael, today is focused on bus safety... there's other theme's throughout the rest of the week right? ((michael stevens)) >> michelle, that's right. tomorrow is focused on teen driver safety...
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booster seats. ((brian loftus)) a construction worker was killed after a scaffolding collapsed at tivoli village. according to emergency crews, one worker fell with the scaffold... and two other workers jumped to safety. when firefighters arrived at the scene, they found the man dead from the fall: (( tim szymanski / lvfr: "any time you have a construction accident, if a person falls more than 12 feet at a construction site // we're beings are just not designed for falling those distances." )) ((brian loftus)) >> osha is investigating the accident. tivoli village management has stopped all construction at the site... and says they will only resume when it's safe again. they also promised to fully cooperate with the investigation. tivoli village released a statement, saying they're shocked and saddened of what happened... and express their condolences to the family. /// ((michelle mortensen)) little could be done.. after a child was killed by a
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what florida officials have filed in the report... as the investigation wraps up. ((brian loftus)) >> plus -- ryan lochte loses key sponsors. the big brands that dropped the olympian after his robbery scandal. ((michelle mortensen)) >> and, merging onto 215 is driving you crazy because the ramps are riddled with potholes. when the county plans to smooth things out, coming up.. as 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader./// ((you're watching the valley's news leader...
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((brian loftus)) move over evel knievel! a new york man is taking his stunts up a notch... with the help of god. pastor john morgan is nicknamed "holy knievel". last month, he jumped through a
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and just this past weekend, he used a ramp to jump over a helicopter and through another wall of fire. pastor morgan says his jumps are symbols of faith... with the ramp representing the highs and lows of life. /// sherry how's the weather today? ((sherry swensk)) we could still see a
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and maybe even some valley storms this evening and tonight before this area of low pressure completely moves out by tomorrow. there is still plenty of moisture out there and a little trailing energy to trigger a shower or even a thunderstorm... and then it will heat up a
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weekend. ............ humidity is very high and circulation is slowly pulling away, but the humidity will not disappear that quickly. ....... rain totals were tremendous in a night... totaling between one and two inches in less than an hour. so flooding was no surprise, with hail and so much lightning. ........... the storms that clobbered the northeast side of town dropped more than an inch-and-a-half of rain in about a half hour last night. hail, lightning and gusty winds. .............. the low will pull away today, but outflow from afternoon storms could trigger late-day storms again after 5 pm and we might be seeing more evening storms in and near the valley. ((sherry swensk)) back to you./// ((michelle mortensen)) this morning,
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louisiana for the first time since major flooding ravaged the state this month. he's faced a lot of criticism for not cutting his vacation short to visit the state earlier. donald trump visited the area last week...and handed out relief supplies to victims. more than 100- thousand people have registered so far for federal disaster aid. /// ((michelle mortensen)) now to florida ... where the investigation into a deadly gator attack at disney world is nearing its end. according to a report ... 2-year-old lane graves was grabbed by a gator in a predatory attack when he bent the gator grabbed the boy ... and the boys father ... tried to pry the gator's mouth open... to free him. the report also states a man alerted staff about the gators 45- minutes before the attack happened. since the incident, disney has added additional measures in an effort to secure the beach. /// ((brian loftus)) u-s swimmer ryan lochte has lost several key sponsors... after his made- up robbery story in rio. ralph lauren and speedo have
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"cannot condone behavior that is counter to the values this brand has long stood for." lochte and three other teammates said they had been robbed at gunpoint... after attending a party at the olympics. it was discovered later the athletes vandalized a gas station. lochte has since apologized saying he "over- exaggerated" the story. /// ((brian loftus)) gabby douglas was offered the opportunity to judge the upcoming miss america pageant. the gymnast will join entrepreneur mark cuban, actress sara foster, and other big names on the judge's panel. douglas says she's excited example of strong women across the country. the final round of the miss america competition will be held september 11th. /// let's get a check of the roads with demetria. /// let's send it over to demetria for a check of traffic./// ((demetria obilor)) starting today, crews will work on improving medians with landscaping on decatur from bonanza to vegas.
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expect some delays. jones and rancho are alternates.
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line. ((michelle mortensen)) >> plus -- scented sunscreen that will make your mouth water. what one fast food joint is giving away... that smells just like fried chicken./// ((brian loftus))
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without committing to buy it. ((michelle mortensen)) >> and, old technology is making it harder for airlines to help you book. jill wagner joinus good morning jill. good morning brian and michelle! the markets are relatively quiet ... ahead of fed chair janet yellen's big speech on friday. the dow lost 23 points yesterday. the nasdaq was up 6.// airlines will likely suffer more outages... like the one that grounded thousands of delta flights earlier this month. the major carriers reportedly haven't spent enough money updating their reservations systems. in some cases... they're still based on 1960's technology.// and tesla is now
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they start at about $593 a month with a $6,000 down payment. brian and michelle? ((michelle mortensen)) >> jill kfc is in the skin game. not chicken skin... what is this about?? a: yes.. kfc is in the skin care game! the fried chicken brand ntroduced else fried chicken! it's called.. k-f-c's "extra crispy" sunscreen... and has an spf 30. the promotion was a three thousand bottle giveaway that's already gone.//
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peggy says the on-ramp at eastern avenue and i-215 east is
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the ramps at eastern and 215 have been the subject of a few of these segments. i have some good news though. the county plans to fix the pavement along the eastern ramps to 21 some time soon. the off-ramp to south eastern will be widened, and eastern from wigwam to warm springs will also be addressed. the county says there will be public outreach with this project including a website, after that's all done, the county will turn its attention to the portion of eastern between desert inn and warm springs. an improvement project will be designed this fall, and then construction will begin when funding is available. what's driving you crazy? remember, you can write me at.
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back to you./// ((michelle mortensen))
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brought a good soaking to the valley. sherry takes a look whether we're expecting more monsoo ((brian loftus)) >> plus -- making sure your children gets to school safely. the tips parents need to know.. when your child gets on the bus. ((michelle mortensen)) >> and, more brand new cars are leaving drivers stranded. why the technology is to blame. ((brian loftus)) >> 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) brian loftus good morning and thanks for waking up with us. i'm brian loftus. ((michelle mortensen)) >> and i'm michelle mortensen in for kirsten.
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>> and i'm sherry swensk.
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winds. ...... seeing a little light now off to the east now... but also plenty of clouds. . we could still see a shower before this area of low pressure completely moves out today. ........ there is still plenty of trailing energy to trigger a shower or even a thunderstorm
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on with some sunshine this afternoon. ............ humidity is very high and circulation is slowly pulling away, but the humidity will not disappear that quickly. ....... temps would feel really cool - in the low 70s right now - if the air was dry. ........... the storms that clobbered the northeast side of town dropped more than an inch-and-a-half of rain in about a half hour last night. hail, lightning and gusty winds. .............. the low will pull away today, but outflow from afternoon storms could trigger late-day storms again after 5 pm and we might be seeing more evening storms in and near the valley. --- flooded streets near alexander & losee demetria, how are the roads doing? ((demetria obilor))
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russell. no major slow downs at this time. a crash has been reported at horizon ridge and horizon drive in henderson. a car reportedly struck a light pole. be extra careful in the area. back to you./// ((michelle mortensen)) >> this week... safety advocates along with multiple agencies are teaming up... and shedding a light on school safety.
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from school safe this year. 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live this morning outside western high school. michael, what's planned for today? ((michael stevens)) >> beginning august 22nd, advocates for children getting safely to school and home, will work together to highlight the rules to follow for all the ways children travel to school. the schedule includes: indoor sports, 3055 valley view , 89102: bike safety. join lead agency look out, kids about, the rtc bike program, safe routes to school, nhp and kids from the neighborhood at indoor sports to cover bike safety and instruction, as well as getting back to school supplies from councilwoman lois tarkanian and
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tuesday: western high school front lot at decatur and bonanza: bus safety. no bussing for magnet school students is added to the restrictions for who can be bussed to school this year, as a result, more students will take the rtc bus and not the school we will be joined by ccsd transportation, rtc transit and state education/ transportation for an overview of safety in and around the bus. we had a child die last year in the bus area, this is a serious subject. wednesday: cimarron memorial 2301 n. tenaya, 89128: teen driver safety. there are many ways to travel to school, but the most dangerous one is in a vehicle driven by a teenager. join law enforcement, umc trauma staff, driver's edge founder jeff payne and the zero teen
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for parents who rely on them. thursday: crosswalk at boulder highway and sun valley: pedestrian safety. enforcement from ccsd police, lvmpd and nhp will join together to enforce right of way on this mean street, as a reminder that drivers need to get in the habit of looking for kids on the sidewalk getting ready to cross. we will discuss injuries and fatalities, how they happen and how to prevent them as parents. we will also discuss new laws in school zones and potentiall legislative session. friday: gene ward elementary: 1555 e. hacienda ave 89119 seat belts & boosters. too many children ride improperly restrained for their age, and the best practice is far older than the current nevada law. we will be joined by senator joyce woodhouse to discuss pending legislation to cover our vulnerable children as well as safe kids clark county, community ambulance, umc trauma and law enforcement. safe kids will be distributing and fitting 5 dozen seats to families in attendance with children who don't meet the best
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crashes last year? ((michael stevens)) >> we know during the last school year there were involving students and one high profile bicycle crash, which forever changed a 13 year old middle school student. there was another child struck by a school bus who died. ((michelle mortensen)) hillary clinton's running mate tim kaine campaigned in las vegas monday. he spoke at the iron workers international convention at the mirage... before holding a rally at the
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(( sen. tim kaine/(d) vice presidential candidate: "hillary clinton will be a 'you're hired' president, donald trump will be a 'you're fired' president, and i predict this: when this campaign is over and trump has lost and we've forgotten everything else about that campaign, the two words we'll remember about donald trump is 'you're fired!'" )) ((michelle mortensen)) >> the virginia senator's father owned an ironworking shop in kansas city and also employed union members. hillary clinton is scheduled to campaign in reno on thursday./// ((michelle mortensen) will not be in southern nevada later this week. he canceled a rally at the south point scheduled for friday. no reason has been given as to why it was cancelled. nevada g-o-p chair michael mcdonald confirmed the trump fundraiser in lake tahoe is still on however./// ((michelle mortensen)) 8 news now is your local election headquarters throughout the campaign season... on air and online at las vegas now dot com. /// ((michelle mortensen)) one popular strip headliner is showing off a little too much... ((brian loftus)) >> why there's some controversy brewing over mariah carey's new ad for her residency. ///
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valley's news leader... with brian loftus, kirsten joyce, sherri swensk and demetria obilor.
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((brian loftus)) between conor mcgregor and nate diaz... but one of the fighters is now facing a medical suspension from that fight. mcgregor is under that suspension for up to six months. he came out of the fight with issues in his foot and ankle,
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kicks. the fighter might not be able to train until october 5th... but he is up for re-evaluation on october 20th. /// ((demetria obilor)) trending now... mariah carey has been a hot show here in vegas.. but her latest ad has some saying it's too sexy. take a look... this is the new ad that's now being shown of her. the singer is barely covered and showing a lot more skin. wayne airport in orange county california. some say it needs to be revised and make it more conservative. a request was sent out a few weeks ago to change the ad... but no word yet if it will happen. /// sherry how's the weather today?
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after storms pounded the
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........... temps are cool this morning, but humidity is still very high - as high as 80 percent in some neighborhoods. .......... the valley is pretty beat up atmosphere will take some time to recover. best chance for storms will be in the mountains today after lunch. ............ rain totals were terrific for the
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mccarran picked up just a trace. ............ the low will eventually pull east tomorrow, but there is still the risk of storms around the desert today before it exits./// ((sherry swensk)) back to you./// ((michelle mortensen)) students on monday ... but some students are already back in the classroom. we're talking about those enrolled in virtual classes. students like 6th grader jaidynne ... are taking classes online as a part of connection academy .. a virtual school. jaidynne sees and talks with a real teacher on her laptop several times a week... and has up to 36 hours to be online and do homework. virtul classes are gaining in popularity.
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signed up for the virtul academy in the u-s./// ((michelle mortensen)) a report from triple-a shows a record number of drivers need help on the road. ((brian loftus)) >> the company responded to millions of calls for roadside assistance last year... many of those being drivers in newer cars. chris martinez explains the new technology that's to blame. everyday, los angeles tow truck driver ed rostamian comes to the rescue of dozens... (( ed rostamian/ carmel tow and transport )) "70 to 80 calls a day." his first call on this shift: a dead battery in a hybrid toyota. ((ed rost tow and transport )) "very common very common." triple a rescued a record 32 million drivers in 2015 commonly with battery or tire issues. and its newer vehicles that are having problems. aaa says about 40 percent of new cars don't come with a spare tire. when michelle stevens got a flat on her way to work last year she only had an inflator kit in her trunk. ((michelle stevens/ no spare tire )) "there was too big of a
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((chris martinez/ cbs news/ los angeles)) triple a says newer technologies in cars are contributing to breakdowns. keyless ignition systems in some vehicles can put a major strain on the battery. ((john townsend/ aaa spokesperson )) "that along with all the electronics on cars today will drain the battery more quickly // 08:18 the life expectancy rate of a battery is only three years and if you have that battery for more than 3 years you're living on borrowed time." on this call - ed found his cus goner ((ed rostamian/ carmel tow and transport )) "100 percent back to the dealer to get a new battery." triple a says regularly checking your tire pressure and testing your battery once it reaches three years old can help ensure you face fewer problems on the road. chris martinez, cbs news, los angeles let's take a look on the roads with demetria. /// let's send it over to demetria for a check of traffic.///
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eastern traffic in the spaghetti bowl is slowing down right now. construction continues in the centennial bowl project. right now, traffic looks pretty good. no major delays.
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bridge opened to visitors.. at one of their scenic national parks. ((michelle mortensen)) >> the bridge spans two cliffs... hovering over a 300- meter drop. it also has 99 panes of three- layered transparent glass. from the air, it looks like a giant butterfly. for the sake of safety, the bridge will only get 8- thousand visitors per day. /// while many 13-year-old boys are playing video games... one texas teen is spending his time being an auctioneer. ((brian loftus)) >> this is thomas gallaway, who spends his weekends helping out at auctions. he took a nine- day course at the texas auction academy... becoming the youngest licensed auctioneer in the state. but for him, it's already second nature. his dad has already been auctioneering for the last two decades. thomas hopes he'll one day grow up just like him.
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we want to get a check on your forecast. ((brian loftus)) >> sherry swensk isr ((sherry swensk)) it's quiet and humid this morning. no rain or storms to
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could be acitve in isolated areas again. ............ highs expected in the upper 90s again today... yesterday at 99 and today close to that. it will be a warm and humid day. starting out cool will likely keep convection to a minimum for the valley. ............ but not for the mountains where we'll see the lift and possible ............. then possible evening storms for the valley again... and we start drying out tomorrow. ............... warmer low 100s midweek and then upper 90s for the weekend with sunshine./// ((sherry swensk)) ((demetria obilor)) no major delays on your freeways, aside from the spaghetti bowl area. road work continues on flamingo
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rtc's corridor improvements project. back to you./// ((michelle mortensen)) we want you to be part of our 8 news now good day.. just head to our 8 news now facebook page.. enjoying your morning coffee with your pet! 8 lucky viewers will be chosen each week to win an 8 news now mug! the winners will be announced every friday during the 6am newscast./// ((brian loftus)) washing your clothes the right way... ((michelle mortensen)) >> i found out why we may have been doing it all wrong for the past couple decades .. .in today's 8 on your side.
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from supermodel to business mogul .. to college professor?? the new role tyra banks will be taking on this spring. those stories and more.. coming up on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader./// ((brian loftus))
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and that means more and more kids will be out and about.. we're live with police .. with tips on how to get them to class safely. ((michelle mortensen)) >> plus... sherry is tracking the rain ... to see if more monsoon thunderstorms are on the way to >> and... nevadans could be betting on daily fantasy sports once again.. the new proposal going before gaming leaders today. ((michelle mortensen)) 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((brian loftus)) thanks for waking up with us on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader. i'm brian loftus. ((michelle mortensen)) >> i'm michelle mortensen, in for kirsten. ((sherry swensk)) >> and i'm sherry swensk.

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